Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Paisley and Politics

I haven't posted in a while, and I've got a lot I want to write, but only a little bit of time, so I'll only touch on a couple of subjects.

Paisley Party Tour

On June 12th, (I know, more than a month ago) Brooke and I and a couple of close friends attended the Brad Paisley concert here in Phoenix. It was our 2nd time attending one of his shows, so we had high expectations going into it, and we were not let down. The show was great and we had a blast. If Brad Paisley doesn't finally beat out Kenny Chesney for entertainer of the year at one of the country music award shows, I'll be surprised. Chesney's show came through town just a couple of weeks before Paisley's did, and from what I heard, the Paisley Party Tour runs circles around Chesney's Poets and Pirates show.


Recently I've heard Barack Obama use the term "failed policies of the past" quite a few times to describe John McCain's platform. I find it ironic.

Woodrow Wilson's War Socialism
The New Deal*
Italian Fascism**
LBJ's Great Society
Defeatism during Vietnam
Price controls
Windfall profit taxes

The above list is comprised of failed policies of the past. All either are drawn from heavily by Barack Obama as he forms his own platform, or are ideas that originated from the left. If he wants to have a discussion about failed policies of the past, I would say "go right ahead" if I were John McCain.

*Although many don't consider the New Deal a failure, among economists, however, New Deal policies are increasingly believed to have prolonged the Great Depression

**To any who see Nazism and Italian Fascism as right-wing, I encourage you to read Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. Mussolini and Hitler were socialists.

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